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Proposal Information for 2010B-0086


PI: Imke de Pater, University of California, Berkeley, imke@berkeley.edu
Address: 601 Campbell Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

CoI: Chad Trujillo, Gemini Observatory
CoI: Franck Marchis, UCB/SETI
CoI: Heidi Hammel, SSI
CoI: Ashley Davies, JPL
CoI: David Williams, ASU
CoI: Giovanni Leone, Lancaster, UK
CoI: Mike Wong, UCB
CoI: Mate Adamkovics, UCB
CoI: Rosaly Lopes, JPL
CoI: Dennis Matson, JPL
CoI: John Spencer, SWTRI

Title: ALTAIR/NIRI AO Imaging of Volcanic Eruptions on Io

Abstract: We propose to observe Io at 1-5 micron on 8 nights in the 2010B semester (every 45 deg in ionian longitude). This will take 1 hr per night. The (narrowband) J, H, K, L observations will be with ALTAIR/NIRI, the M observations with NIRI alone. These data will form part of a database characterizing Io's volcanic activity, information that is crucial to gain a better understanding of the geophysics of this satellite.


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